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Take the B, D, F, or M train to 47-50th Rockefeller Center. Come upstairs and walk to the corner of 50th and 6th. We are at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. The entrance to the building is on 50th Street.

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Our School-Age Program

Guiding children to experience their world and pursue their interests

We provide school-age child care for school holidays, school closing days, summer day camp or when there is a need for back-up or emergency care. In our school-age program, we provide children with the opportunity to live, learn and socialize in a relaxed setting outside of school.

We offer a wealth of enrichment activities that engage the interests of school-age children. You may find school-age children creating a magazine or a video, playing chess or shooting hoops, tutoring each other or forming a club. Teachers are there alongside, facilitating, guiding and understanding that learning does not have to take on the tone and texture of a school day but rather be filled with fun.

What Parents are Saying

Our greatest advocates are also our closest friends.

"The Staff at backup is excellent. My son only goes 3-4 times a year, yet they know who he is when we get there. They are awesome. He has gone there since he was 2 and he's now 10 and still likes going there. "

Our Curriculum Components

Engaging opportunities for play and discovery.

  • Language Works Tackling homework assignments, reading chapter books, engaging in long conversations with teachers and peers.
  • Math Counts Measuring weight, length, and volume, using math to solve problems.
  • Science Rocks Investigating forces of nature, developing hypotheses and conclusions, using computers, magazines, and books to explore the world.
  • ArtSmart Studying great artists, individual exploration of performance arts including dance, singing, musical instruments, and drama.
  • Our World Exploring diverse cultures, showing interest in finding solutions to issues of discrimination and injustice, becoming involved in service projects.
  • Well Aware Taking responsibility for a healthy lifestyle through regular exercise and healthy eating, participating in extracurricular activities including team sports and dance.

Learning at Home

Stamp Collecting

You Will Need:

Scissors, a book, pen, and stamps

Directions:

When the mail arrives, have your child cut the stamps off the letters. Look at the stamps carefully and discuss what’s on them. You can do this together each day for a week, or off and on until you collect enough stamps. Working together, glue the stamps in a scrapbook. Let your child decide how to organize the book. Talk about how much each stamp cost, where they are from, if she has two (or more) that are the same, etc. Your child might want to look up the places the stamps came from on the Internet.

Tip:

An exciting family hobby may emerge from this activity.


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